Welcome to our shared public media research and resource page in collaboration with IAPMR and CEU – CMDS

Here you will find a broad selection of recommended journals, reports, websites and guides related to the core values of public service media.

Topics include best practices, country reports and the mounting challenges faced by PSM worldwide such as media capture, diminishing budgets and media convergence.

The resources below have been curated by the Public Media Alliance in collaboration with the International Association of Public Media Researchers (IAPMR) and the Central European University’s Centre for Media, Data and Society (CEU-CMDS). You can find out more about our collaborators at the bottom of the page.

Is there something we have missed? Please get in touch, we would be pleased to review it here. Also see the Our Publications section for our own reports and handbooks as well as the InnoPSM website. We also keep track of research news and calls for papers.

Most of the following resources are open-source but some contain links to articles that require an institutional log-in to view. Please refer to your University, institution or employer if this is the case.

Coronavirus: Resources & best practices

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Research & Resources

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What are the ethical concerns behind ‘recommendations’?

As PSM organisations now match other media platforms and content providers in offering recommendations, what are the ethical concerns they need to consider?

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Public service: A Swedish overview of knowledge (Swedish)

A new research report by Nordicom provides an overview about "central issues regarding public broadcasting in Sweden."

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Funding Democracy: Public Media and Democratic Health in 33 Countries

Funding Democracy: A new report provides evidence that where public media is better funded, they are "positively correlated with healthy democracies”.

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The Contribution of NRK to Norwegian Media Diversity

November 2021
NRK: A review from The Norwegian Media Authority to the Ministry of Culture on NRK's positive contribution to Norwegian society.

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Changing Newsrooms 2021

November 2021
This RISJ report finds that journalists 'will find newsrooms very different places to the ones they left. For some, the office has disappeared completely.'

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British Public Service Broadcasting, the EU and Brexit

October 2021
'This paper analyses the historic role of Britain's major public service broadcaster, the BBC, in reporting the European Union.'

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Mutual Aid and the “Messy Middle”: pushing public radio toward antiracism

September 2021
This report by the Tow Center explores how public radio stations in the US are adopting initiatives to improve their diversity.

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Our Partners

We are pleased to partner with the IAPMR and CEU-CMDS for this resource


The International Association of Public Media Researchers (IAPMR) brings together quality academic and industrial research from different disciplines. We support the continual evolution of public service media by aggregating theory and practice.  We look critically from industrial, production, audience, technological, economic and societal perspectives. We run conferences, produce publications and communicate knowledge to academia, industry, governments, and publics.


The Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) is a research center for the study of media, communication, and information policy and its impact on society and practice. CMDS is part of the Central European University’s (CEU) School of Public Policy and serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars, research institutions and activists. According to its strategy, the Center focuses on the three key challenges faced by journalism: media capture, disjointed policies and declining trust, and addresses these problems with a combination of applied research and investigative journalism.

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